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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 3, 2010 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD ORANJE!!!!

I still don't get offsides.
Every time there's a great pass and it looks like somebody's gonna have a hell of an opportunity to score...... the whistle blows.
What is 'offsides' and why is it so wrong?

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 3, 2010 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD ORANJE!!!!

It's just like hockey except the Blue Line moves with the last non-goalie defender. So, the last non-goalie defender often moves up the field to place an attacker in the off-sides position. It's defensive strategy.

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Poster: dizbuster Date: Jul 3, 2010 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD ORANJE!!!!

if i am not mistaken a player must have at least two defenders, including the goalie, between himself and the goal when a ball is passed to him. sometimes the defense will intentionally move forward to create an offsides situation. among other things this rule prevents players from just standing in front of the goal waiting to score. as a side note from watching the game this morning i learned that a player cannot be offsides on a throw-in. this site has a good explanation..........

http://www.soccerhelp.com/Soccer_Tips_Dictionary_Terms_O.shtml#offside_rule


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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 3, 2010 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD ORANJE!!!!

Yes, that's my understanding, though "even" is acceptable it seems (ie, draw a line across the field). When my two oldest boys were in third & fourth grade, on a team, we played a team with a Nigerian coach, and he called it every time, and I was "WTF? they are at least all going the same direction and not in a scrum (all bunched together, immobile--every soccer dad, and mom, knows this structure), so STFU and let them play!"

There, Micah; two in one day.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 3, 2010 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD ORANJE!!!!

Let's not get crazy now , WT